Brothers Josh and Jordan Kober both think about making the Canadian national team, they just have different timelines to achieve it.
Josh is focused on it this year, while Jordan, a student at Pen High, is looking further down the road.
The seasons for both Penticton athletes and Apex Freestyle Club alumni began last month during the Canadian Selections camp with the Canadian Sport Institute team. Jordan finished fifth, while his brother Josh was 14th. That event was a springboard for Josh, 19, while Jordan, 17, was after consistency.
Josh said he’s confident his goal can be accomplished by earning solid results on the NorAm circuit, which is one step below the World Cup.
“I feel like if I just ski my best every event, that should be no problem,” said Josh. “I think that this is going to be my year. I’m really going for it this year.”
Chasing a spot on the national team has been in the back of his mind for a while. He put in a lot of work for training and just wants to see results.
For Jordan, this season with CSI is about putting down consistent runs; he is coming back from a second degree tear in his medial collateral ligament.
What may help the brothers accomplish their goals is their own relationship. They enjoy being around each other and train together to push one another. They support each other any way they can. Even when not on the mogul course they enjoy skiing.